Celiac Disease and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease...


Celiac Disease and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease...

symptoms of fatty liver disease:

Abdominal pain or a feeling of fullness in the upper right side of the abdomen (belly).

Nausea, loss of appetite or weight loss.

Yellowish skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice).

Swollen abdomen and legs (oedema).

Extreme tiredness or mental confusion.


Your liver plays a critical role in your body, helping to cleanse your blood of alcohol and other toxins, producing the bile you use in digestion, and working to manufacture

important proteins. However, like the rest of your body, your liver isn't immune to the effects of Celiac Disease, Celiac frequently affects your liver.

It's not unusual for people with just-diagnosed celiac disease to hear they also have mildly elevated liver enzymes, which sometimes but not always indicate a problem

with your liver. Fortunately, once celiac disease treatment begins in the form of the gluten-free diet, these enzymes typically return to normal levels.

But celiac disease also is associated with a higher risk of more serious liver conditions, ranging from fatty liver disease to severe liver failure.

12 foods and drinks that may help to reverse a fatty liver disease...

Here are a few foods to include in your healthy liver diet:

1. Coffee to lower abnormal liver enzymes

Studies have shown that coffee drinkers with fatty liver disease have less liver damage than those who don’t drink this caffeinated beverage. Caffeine appears to lower

the amount of abnormal liver enzyme.

2. Greens to prevent fat build up

Broccoli is shown to help prevent the build up of fat in the liver trusted Source in mice. Eating more greens, like spinach, Brussels sprouts, and kale can also help with

general weight loss.

3. Tofu to reduce fat build up

A University of Illinois study on rats found that soy protein, which is contained in foods like tofu, may reduce fat buildup in the liver. Plus, tofu is low in fat and high in


4. Fish for inflammation and fat levels

Fatty fish such as salmon, sardines, tuna, and trout are high in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids can help improve liver fat levels and bring down inflammation.

5. Oatmeal for energy

Carbohydrates from whole grains like oatmeal give your body energy. Their fibre content also fills you up, which can help you maintain your weight.

6. Walnuts to improve the liver

These nuts are high in omega-3 fatty acids. Research finds that people with fatty liver disease who eat walnuts have improved liver function tests.

7. Avocado to help protect the liver

Avocados are high in healthy fats, and research suggests they contain chemicals that might slow liver damage. They’re also rich in fibre, which can help with weight


8. Milk and another low-fat dairy to protect from damage

Dairy is high in whey protein, which may protect the liver from further damage.

9. Sunflower seeds for antioxidants

These nutty-tasting seeds are high in vitamin E, an antioxidant that may protect the liver from further damage.

10. Olive oil for weight control

This healthy oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids. It’s healthier for cooking than margarine, butter, or shortening. Research finds that olive oil helps to lower liver enzyme

levels and control weight.

11. Garlic to help reduce body weight

This herb not only adds flavour to food, but experimental studies also show that garlic powder supplements may help reduce body weight and fat in people with fatty

liver disease.

12. Green tea for less fat absorption

Data supports that green tea can help interfere with fat absorption, but the results aren’t conclusive yet. Researchers are studying whether green tea can reduce fat

storage in the liver and improve liver function. But green tea also has many benefits, from lowering cholesterol to aiding with sleep.

Most people with fatty liver disease don't have symptoms, and the condition only is considered serious if it begins to progress to liver inflammation and damage.

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